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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >>> the prestigious nobel prize has been awarded to a bay area scientist. uc san francisco researcher shinya yamanaka wins the nobel for his work in medicine. he is responsible for a major stem cell breakthrough. yamanaka got his news at his home in japan. he shares the honor with a british researcher. today his colleagues at the gladstone institute in san francisco held a video news conference. yamanaka discovered how to transform ordinary skin cells into stem cells. it could one day help scientists grow taylor-made replacement organs. yamanaka said he was thankful for all the support he has received in the bay area. the president of the institute calls it a real breakthrough. >> this is a revolution in biology. no one thought it worked this way. that turning a few switches, you could create such a profound change in the identity of the cell. and this swept the world. >> researchers say this discovery could help with alzheimer's disease, heart, brain, and retina care. so congratulations to the researcher. >>> well, warning for women about a popular bay area trail. more on that tear fight attack, nex
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
of stockholm. the 2012 nobel prize for medicine was just announced moments ago. john b. gurden and yamanaka were just warded the nobel prize for medicine. the cells that can become pluripotent. now along with the prestigious award, the winners will also receive a monetary prize. this year the nobel foundation is feeling the effects of the world economy, lowering the payout by 20% to $1.2 million. i'm live at the news desk, tony tull, news 4. >>> 5:47 now. a developing story in bladensburg, maryland. this morning a man is recovering after being shot by police. officers were called to 55th avenue around 7:00 last night to talk to a woman who reported being threatened. shortly after police got to the scene there, an officer says a man with a knife approached him outside. >> the officer confronted the suspect, gave him several verbal commands, and ordered him to drop the knivment the suspect refused to comply with those orders and, in fact, advanced on the officer. the officer, fearing for his life, fired his issued firearm and struck the suspect. >> police say the suspect suffered nonlife-thre
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
is was just announced. british researcher gurden and yamanaka of japan got the medical prize. they learned cells can be programmed into cells that can become any cell in the body. they'll take home a $1.2 million prize for their achievement, though that's a 20% reduction. the nobel prize for physics on tuesday, followed by literature on thursday, and the peace prize will be announced on friday. live at the news desk, tony tull, news 4. >>> police are trying to figure out what led to a brawl between two wedding parties at a philadelphia hotel. the fight ended with one man dead, several people hurt, and at least four people arrested. a sheraton hotel guest shot this video with his cell phone and posted it on youtube. you can see several police officers clash with some of the wedding guests. police say at least 75, maybe 100 people were fighting by the time they got there. >> just started punching each other and hitting each other. >> and some of the video, it looks like the bride, one of the brides may have been punched as well. we're told the uncle of one of the brides suffered a heart atta
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
earned scientists the nobelrize p in medicine today. john gurdob and shinya yamanaka said mature cells can be turned into new tissue. the nobel committee said they revolutionized the understanding of how cells develop. scientists are now using their research to treat diseases, including par kin sons and diabetes. >>> big celebrations today in venezuela following the re-election of hugo chavez. the controversial leader is set to rule that oil-rich country for another six years. but as nbc's carey sanders reports, opposition by his own people is stronger than ever. >> reporter: fireworks filled the skies. as the street fight continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory say supporters means his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we're living socially. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the poor in south america, was himself surrounded by a hollywood star sunday, actor danny glover. a chavez supporter. for almost 14 years, the revolution has captured the imagination of the core here, in large part because he's taken this nation's oil wealth and used i
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
prize for medicine this year, shinnia yaum kno -- shinya yamanaka and john gurdon. it is the first nobel prize to be announced this year. the physics award will be announced tuesday, tomorrow. chemistry will be announced wednesday. literature on thursday and then the nobel peace prize on friday. >> brilliant minds at work, love it. it is 6:12. if you're just waking up with us, we want to give you a quick check on the top stories. governor jerry brown signing an emergency order to try to deal with all the rising gas prices. this will make winter blend gasoline available three weeks ahead of schedule. the cheaper gas is less environmentally friendly but should increase the supply enough to hopefully bring those prices down. >>> president obama is in san francisco today for a quick appearance and fund-raiser. he'll be at the bill graham civic auditorium for a dinner and concert tonight. the event is sold out with the most expensive tickets selling for $7500. >>> an a vigil will be held tonight in hercules for a woman who was found dead inside her home friday. police say susie ko was killed
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